It’s a new month and time for a brand new Doodlewash Adventure! It’s also April Fools’ Day, so I thought it would be fun to try something a little different. This doodlewash of a frog in a pond is actually an update to a classic optical illusion. If you’re on your mobile phone, turn your phone 90 degrees counter clockwise, or if at your computer, simply turn your head to the right and look at it from that angle. April Fools! It’s not a frog at all, but a horse, of course! Not actually a prank, per se, but the only thing I could think to do for today.
Also, April is my birthday month (that’s actually true and not an April Fools’ joke), so I’m sure you’re all wondering what to get me, right? Okay, maybe not, but a really great gift would be for YOU to join the adventure and celebrate with me in April! Last November, I chose a National or International Day being celebrated somewhere and made a doodlewash to honor it. I’m going to do that again, but this time around the twist is that I’m inviting you to join me on the adventure!
The following two sites are great resources for the “official” days that people are celebrating somewhere in the world: National Day Calendar and Days of the Year. Simply choose a celebration on any particular day that inspires you and make a watercolor sketch to celebrate! Either join me daily or whenever you feel the urge and tag your image #doodlewashaday on your WordPress blog or on Instagram. On the last day, I’ll provide links to all the awesome doodlewashers who celebrated with me, making this the best birthday month ever! (if you use another social media site, just send me a note here with the link!)
Here are some upcoming examples of days that I’ll definitely be celebrating and I’d love to have you join me:
April 8th – Draw a Picture of A Bird Day
Though this comes annually, for many artists on WordPress, we celebrate this each and every month! If you’re on WordPress, this extended tradition was championed by Laura at Create Art Everyday and is currently hosted by Kerfe and Nina at Method Two Madness, so let them know you played along!
April 25th – National DNA Day
What better way to show off your DNA than with a selfie? If you’re on WordPress, participate in my pal Teresa Robeson’s #SelfieArt Day, which occurs on the 25th of every month. Be sure to also tag this one with #SelfieArt along with your #doodlewashaday tag!)
I hope you’ll join me on this special adventure month as we Celebrate April! I’d love to see what days you’ll choose to celebrate and what wonderful doodlewashes you’ll create!
About the Doodlewash
M. Graham watercolors: Quinacridone Gold, Permanent Green Pale, Burnt Sienna, Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt Teal, and Neutral Tint. Lamy Safari Al Star pen with Platinum Carbon black ink in a 5″ x 8″ 140 lb. (300 gsm) Pentalic Aqua Journal
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Creator of Doodlewash®, founder of World Watercolor Month (July), World Watercolor Group™, and host of the Sketching Stuff Podcast. Sharing daily watercolor illustrations and stories while proudly featuring talented artists from all over the world! If you’d like to be a guest artist on Doodlewash.com, contact me!